Viking extravaganza at Lochranza

Vikings, visitors and villagers added an Up Helly Aa festival atmosphere to the Lochranza gala weekend when on Saturday the Castle Spit and Village Hall were packed with people enjoying the Viking themed fun day.

The day Duncan waved to a German bomber

Our original Holidays of Bygone Days feature has prompted a number of submissions from readers which we will feature in the coming weeks. This week reader Ian McPhedran of Bearsden shares his wartime memories on Arran – including a close encounter with a German bomber!